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As reported by NJ.com, legislation to automatically pay federal death benefits to first responders who die of the coronavirus unanimously passed the United States Senate yesterday.  The measure removes the requirement that families of police officers, firefighters and emergency
Continue Reading Senate Passes Bill To Pay Benefits of First Responders Who Die of Coronavirus

On account of the COVID-19 outbreak, many employers are requiring employees submit to temperature checks prior to entering the place of employment or their specific job.  For New Jersey Public Safety Officers, this is no different. To this end, the
Continue Reading Law Enforcement Officers Should Be Compensated for COVID-19 Temperature Checks Taken at The Start of The Workday

Yesterday the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) ruled that the State of New Jersey engaged in unfair labor practices by unilaterally discontinuing the payment of salary guide step increments upon the expiration of the New Jersey Law Enforcement
Continue Reading NJ PERC Puts Governmental Entities on Notice: STEP FREEZES ARE ONCE AGAIN ILLEGAL

As reported by NJ.com, the Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local Number 105 (“P.B.A. #105”), the union representing rank-and-file Correctional Police Officers employed by the New Jersey Department of Corrections, among various other State employees, and the largest law enforcement union
Continue Reading Corrections Union Demands Widespread and Free COVID-19 Testing

Despite the constant influx of novel legal issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the New Jersey Appellate Division is still busy at work rendering decisions on all aspects of the law, including those related to labor and employment. Case in
Continue Reading Appellate Division Again Holds that Resignation in Disciplinary Action Disqualifies Employee from Disability Retirement Benefits

As reported by Patch.com, Cooper University Health Care will open two COVID-19 testing sites solely for Camden law enforcement, first responders at all levels of government and medical personnel on Tuesday.

“Our friends in the law enforcement and first responder communities play a vital role
Continue Reading Cooper Hospital to Open Testing Sites for Law Enforcement and First Responders


As reported in Insider NJ Senator Steven Sweeney introduced legislation expanding access to workers’ compensation benefits for front-line workers that have fallen ill as a result of exposure to COVID-19.
The bill, like similar legislation that has been introduced in
Continue Reading Legislation Proposed that Expands Workers Compensation Benefits for First Responders Contracting COVID-19